Planned Parenthood

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What Should I Do?


Do note the letter or article to which your letter refers if it is a response.

Do stick to the recommended word counts. Letters should generally not be longer than about 150-200 words.

Do use personal details or stories if possible.

Do call Planned Parenthood for help if you need it at (360)734-9007. We've got fact sheets, statistics and lots of people happy to assist you or proofread.

Do call the paper after you send it. Continue calling until the Editor confirms s/he has received it.

Do remember that many letters won't be published. Be persistent and don't get discouraged.

Do cut the letter out if published, and send a copy to your local legislators. They should know what their constituents are thinking!

Do call Planned Parenthood at (360)734-9007. We'll want to thank you!

In Whatcom County

The Bellingham Herald

Letters to the Editor
The Bellingham Herald
P.O. Box 1277
Bellingham, WA 98227

Letters also can be faxed to 360-756-2826 or e-mailed to [email protected]

The Bellingham Herald publishes signed letters of no more than 200 words. All letters to the editor are subject to editing. Letters are verified. You must include a phone number where you can be reached between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Writers are limited to one letter a month.

In Skagit County

The Skagit Valley Herald

To the Editor
Skagit Valley Herald
P.O. Box 578
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Letters can also be faxed to 360-428-0400; or e-mailed to [email protected] (no attachments, please).

The Skagit Valley Herald welcomes letters to the editor addressing current issues in the public arena in the author's own words. No form letters. Please keep letters to a maximum length of 250 words. The Skagit Valley Herald also edit letters for clarity, accuracy and to avoid libel. The Skagit Valley Herald accepts no more than one a month per writer.

Letters must:

1) Be typed and be signed by only one person, with the full first name (not initials).

2) Include daytime phone number.

3) Include full street address.


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